I’ve turned comments back on (please feel free to comment.)
Thanks to @Meligy for the reminder.
I had to turn them off after several days an automated comment span attack.
The Original Opinionated Misfit Geek !
I’m working on a couple of demo application in ASP.NET Web Forms and I noticed that, like in many themes I encounter, Button objects don’t match the theme and lack mouseover effects.
So here is how you make your ASP.NET Button control instances match other “clickable” objects in the default ASP.NET Web Site template (like the menu tab).
Open the Site.css file in the Styles folder of your solution and add the following 2 CSS classes.
Now when you add an ASP.NET Button Control to your page, set the CssClass to button and add html onmouseover and onmouseout attributes as follows.
By default your buttons still look like vanilla buttons but when you want, this method will make your buttons match your site’s theme.
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Interested parties may contact Patrick Halpin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The www.asp.net content team ahs pushed 5 more of my Tailspin Spyworks sample application videos live for your viewing pleasure.
TailSpin SpyWorks – Adding Items to the Shopping Cart
TailSpin SpyWorks – Display Shopping Cart
TailSpin SpyWorks – Update the Shopping Cart
TailSpin SpyWorks – Migrate the Shopping Cart
TailSpin SpyWorks – Final Check Out
Work continues …….
We’ve posted a few new videos in the Tailspin Spyworks tutorial serials.
Many more in the works !
Twitter continues to gain in popularity, in part because it offers a rich and easy to use query API.
Just for fun I made an ASP.NET Web Forms User Control to Display some recent Tweets on a web page.
The tweets are displayed in a ListView as follows.
Note the use of the OutputCache directive so the Twitter API doesn’t need to get called for very single request of any page that contains this control.
Since Microsoft’s .NET is so XML savvy and LINQ to XML is so powerful the C# code to fetch the tweets and bind to the ListView is pretty straight forward.
Notice that he URL in the XDocument.Load specifies “misfitgeek.rss” to pull my personal tweets (which you can include on your web site if you like). You could change the portion of the URL to reflect your own Twitter name.
Before coming to Microsoft I owned a consulting company that specialized in solving performance and scalability problems in web applications.
It always amazed me how many seeming huge problems could be solved with a little strategic caching implementation.
Alachisoft’s NCache is a PREMIER provider of advanced caching technology for ASP.NET.
Though ASP.NET has caching functionality built in, NCache can help you take caching in your application to the next level.
Here are some of the NEW features.
One of the especially cool things about NCache is the FREE Express version (Limited to 2-server clusters with local clients) – this lets you prove your strategy before spending anything but time
You can get started by going to http://www.alachisoft.com/